The following KIDS video explores the 7 sensory systems, or pathways through which information is inputted to the brain:
Everybody's sensory systems develop at different rates, and some people are more sensitive to certain sensory information than others. This is perfectly normal and we only become concerned about how a person processes sensory information when it starts to interfere with their ability to take part in everyday activities. If you think that your child/young person has sensory differences that are making it difficult for them to join in, we have devised some questionnaires that will provide you with individualised advice and guidance about how to help support your child/young person to cope with everyday sensory experiences.
Information on each sensory system is available for 3 different age ranges;
Choose a sensory questionnaire depending on what your child is finding difficult, then add your child's name and date of birth which will provide you with the correct questions for your child.
Each question gives you the option of responding yes or no, choose the response that best describes your child.
There is a blue help button for further information.
Complete all the questions and when you reach the end of the questionnaire you will be given the opportunities to download your child/young persons individualised strategies. Either print them off or save them to refer to.
Try the strategies for a minimum of 3 months. It takes time for your child to get used to the strategies and whether or not the strategies are working for your child. If the sensory concern has not resolved despite your consistent use of the strategies and the sensory differences are preventing your child from joining in with everyday activities then contact your local Occupational Therapy Team (see below) for further support.
There are 4 sectors within GG&C for Paediatric Occupational Therapy:
• North West Sector which includes West Dunbartonshire and parts of East Dunbartonshire
• North East Sector which includes parts of East Dunbartonshire
• South Sector which includes East Renfrewshire
• Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Sector
Please find below all OT addresses and telephone numbers for your specific area within GG&C:
A film developed by Children’s Occupational Therapy at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust about fidgeting in relation to self-regulation, engagement, participation, learning and wellbeing. The film is aimed at education staff, health professionals, families and carers and also children and young people who may relate to some of the content.